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Kanawha Trace Trail Accommodated During US35 Construction: Frazier’s Bottom, WV

The Kanawha Trace Trail was opened for use in October 1962. In 2007, construction of new US35 four-lane alignment threatened to temporarily impact the use of the Kanawha Trace Trail. A three-day event sponsored by the Tri-State Area Council, Boy... more

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Keaau-Pahoa Road Improvements Project

Puna, HI

Congestion relief and safety were the main considerations for the Department of Transportation and for the entire community. Could both be addressed satisfactorily, or did one come at the expense of the other? Frustrations were high due to the... more

Kellogg Avenue (US-54) Improvements

Wichita, KS (Completed 1998)

Kellogg Avenue is the major east-west transportation corridor through Wichita which provides a major link between the turnpike, downtown, and Wichita airport. The project improved Kellogg Avenue from a major arterial to a limited access... more

Kentucky Proposed I-66

Kentucky Proposed I-66

In 1997, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) completed a study that concluded that the Southern Kentucky Corridor (I-66) was feasible. The Somerset to London segment of the I-66 corridor is home to many natural, scenic, and sensitive areas. It... more

Kirkland's Study, In-Pavement Flashing Lights at Crosswalks

Introduction: Located in the Puget Sound region, Kirkland Washington is a suburb of Seattle and has a population of approximately 50,000. The Kirkland City Council recognizes pedestrian safety and walkability as key components in the livability of... more

Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth, FL (Started 1994, Completed 1998)

"Florida DOT, working with Lake Worth planners, conducted an experiment: using only paint, two principal downtown streets were significantly narrowed to two lanes with the third lane striped for parking. When accident rates fell by over 44 percent... more

Landscape and Interpretation Project, US-101

Landscape and Interpretation Project, US-101

Raymond, WA (Started 1993-06, Completed 1993-11)

This project was part of Washington's scenic byways improvement program. It was a top priority for the city of Raymond to create a visually appealing community for travelers along US-101 and to introduce travelers to the unique Willapa basin, with... more

Laneda Avenue, Manzanita Downtown Transportation Plan

Laneda Avenue, Manzanita Downtown Transportation Plan

Manzanita, OR

Thoughtful, community-based planning preserved the quiet charm of this small coastal town.

The north trailhead will take a rectilinear geometry, recalling the rock fences and patchwork of pastures in
the surrounding landscape. Large swathes of perennials will intermingle with the rigid form of the trailhead.
Bosques of trees will mimic the long allees of trees that line roadsides and country estates in Lexington.

Legacy Trail

Lexington, KY

In anticipation of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Lexington desired a method of connection to downtown Lexington, Kentucky from the Kentucky Horse Park. In addition to this major event, officials and stakeholders, knowing that the... more

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Lewistown Narrows

Mifflin, PA (Started 2004, Completed 2007-12-14)

The $110 million Lewistown Narrows project involved widening U.S. Routes 22/322 from a two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway through a 6.5-mile section of the Juniata River valley in the Pennsylvania Appalachians that is severely restricted by... more

Lincoln City, Oregon: Taft Village Redevelopment Plan

(Started 1999, Completed 2000)

This case study examines what can be done to revitalize a small urban village in a rural setting, with a state highway running through it. Lincoln City spans eight miles along the Pacific coast. Taft is one of the city's five villages, all of... more

Little Rock Roundabout - Arkansas

Little Rock Roundabout - Arkansas

Little Rock, AR (Started 2000, Completed 2001)

With the widening of W. 36th Street residents were concerned about higher traffic speeds. Some residents wanted speed humps installed. At the time a signalized intersection at W. 36th and Romine was not justified on traffic counts. The roundabout was... more

Livable Communities/Context Sensitive Solutions Geographic Information Systems Database

Indian River, FL (Started 2009-05)

The Department recognized a need to create Context Sensitive Solutions at the earliest stage of a project and pro-actively bridge the transportation/land use gap that still exists in many state DOT's. For example, FDOT District Design is assigned... more

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative: Rebuidling Disinvested Neighborhood "Main Streets" from the Bus Stop Up

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative: Rebuidling Disinvested Neighborhood "Main Streets" from the Bus Stop Up

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), sponsored by Mayor Richard Riordan, is undertaking a 30-month demonstration project that seeks to provide an economic stimulus to eight transit-dependent neighborhoods through community planned... more

Lyndon Road Bridge Replacement

Lyndon Road Bridge Replacement

Perinton, NY (Started 1993, Completed 2002)

The Lyndon Road Bridge was a one-lane 5-span bridge that crossed over the Erie Canal and CSX railroad line. A camelback structure spanned the Canal, with pony trusses spanning the railroad. The 1911 structure had become inadequate for vehicular... more

M-119: Special Guardrail

Harbor Springs, MI (Started 2002-12, Completed 2003)

M-119 is located in Emmet County, north of Harbor Springs and adjacent to Lake Michigan. The road meanders along the shoreline offering the traveler spectacular views of the lake and the Beaver Island archipelago.

The purpose of... more

M-22: Crystal River Bridge Replacement

Glen Arbor, MI (Started 2003)

The new bridge is located in Glen Arbor and spans the Crystal River in Leelanau County. Tourists are attracted to the natural beauty of Glen Arbor and the surrounding area.

This project involved removing and replacing the M-22 bridge... more

M-22: Future Reconstruction Along Crystal Lake

(Started 2005-07)

This stretch of roadway is located from Southshore Drive to Crystal Drive along the western edge of Crystal Lake in Benzie County. The landscape includes a mixture of wooded areas and upscale homes.

The project involves reconstructing the... more

M-25 Harbor Beach: Road Rehabilitation and Streetscape

Harbor Beach, MI (Started 2004-04, Completed 2004-10)

Harbor Beach is located at M-25 and M-142 along Lake Huron in Huron County. The 1.4 mile project along M-25/Huron Street from the south to the north city limits and on M-142/State Street from Third Street consisted of roadway replacement and... more

M-25: White Rock Motorist Park

White Rock Motorist Park is located along Lake Huron off M-25 in Huron County. The park preserves the natural character of the site and enhances the travel experience. Components of the motorist park include a picnic area, restroom... more

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